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These Are the Germiest Spots on an Airplane

Best Life Logo By Elizabeth Yuko of Best Life | Slide 1 of 15: Air travel is hardly the glamorous and romantic adventure it was in the 1960s and '70s. These days, flight delays are growing more frequent, airplane seats have shrunk, and fares are only projected to climb higher and higher. But there's another downside of air travel that many jet-setters might not think twice about: the germs.Yes, every aircraft you step foot on to is likely playing home to E. coli, staph, and hemolytic bacteria. To find out where, specifically, you should steer clear of, we spoke to aviation professionals and cleanliness experts to pinpoint the germiest spots on any airplane. So read on—and don't forget to pack a bottle of Purell in your carryon! And for more amazing air travel advice, This Is the Best Seat on Any Airplane.

These Are the Germiest Spots on an Airplane

Air travel is hardly the glamorous and romantic adventure it was in the 1960s and '70s. These days, flight delays are growing more frequent, airplane seats have shrunk, and fares are only projected to climb higher and higher. But there's another downside of air travel that many jet-setters might not think twice about: the germs.

Yes, every aircraft you step foot on to is likely playing home to E. coli, staph, and hemolytic bacteria. To find out where, specifically, you should steer clear of, we spoke to aviation professionals and cleanliness experts to pinpoint the germiest spots on any airplane. So read on—and don't forget to pack a bottle of Purell in your carryon! And for more amazing air travel advice, This Is the Best Seat on Any Airplane.

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